Alleged Gunman Who Fired On Deputies On 60 Freeway Arrested

INDUSTRY (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they have arrested a man for firing shots at sheriff’s deputies on the Pomona (60) Freeway.

The man, whose name was not released, fired at deputies in a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department patrol car as both vehicles were traveling west on the freeway around 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s Sgt. N. Gutierrez said.

The suspect’s vehicle, a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, was believed to have been in front of the sheriff’s vehicle when the shots were fired, Gutierrez said.

It’s not known how many shots were fired, or if the vehicle was struck.

The suspect fled the scene, but his truck was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers in a transition lane from the southbound San Gabriel (605) Freeway to the Artesia (91) Freeway shortly after the shooting, Gutierrez said.

All westbound lanes of the freeway were shut down between Nogales Street and Azusa Avenue during the investigation.

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